On Being 27

This past Sunday, I turned 27.

I blessed Denmark with some wonderful weather (you’re welcome, Denmark!) so much of the day was spent outside on a walk (to the candy store…) and at the flea market.  I finally made myself a cake this year, which I had neglected to do the past few years, and I was really happy I did, as it felt much more like a birthday than a birthday away from home has ever felt!

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I guess I’m 27 now instead of 26, but I don’t really feel old yet, because as far as I’m concerned 27 is still considered “mid-twenties” so I had no crisis of coming out of an era.  So it was a crisis-free, cake-filled birthday–the best kind, if you ask me.

Like I said, I don’t feel much different than I did on Saturday (except that the takeout we got on my birthday may have food-poisoned me a bit) but I do have some wishes for 27.

First and foremost, I want something to do.  I want to get an internship, which is the next step in my education.  It’s actually one of the things I am most nervous about doing–as a change in daily routine, and getting even busier is always intimidating, but I am definitely ready and will be thrilled when I can check this box.

Most of the rest of my wishes for 27 are also my New Year’s Resolutions.  Doing more things, being more active, reading more, etc.  And I think I will actually do all those things, because I’ve been more disciplined, positive, and progressive than ever lately.

Turn 27?  Don’t mind if I do!

And Suddenly, it’s mid-May

Since I last posted, we’ve been to the US and back!

The trip started out rocky, with a rather panicked day-before-we-leave, as Theo got a stomach bug, and threw up about a dozen times the day before we were supposed to leave.  But the doctor said it was no reason to cancel the trip, so we packed ALL of our clothes in our carry-ons (in case we needed 8 changes of clothing during the trip), crossed our fingers, and called a cab to the airport.

Luck was with us, as the worst was over, and there were zero vomiting incidents during the entire trip!  I have to slightly-guiltily admit that it was a pretty great trip.  Theo was worn out, and still not feeling very well, so he basically slept and watched movies the ENTIRE trip.  On the flight to Paris, he slept on my lap, as I had a lovely coffee and read my book for an hour.

Unfortunately, we took turns not feeling well for the first week and a half of our two-and-a-half week trip.  That was frustrating but most of our plans were for the last week or so, and I got to see a lot of my friends and family and stock up on American candy, so the trip was definitely still a success.

The trip back included a delay in JFK (my least favorite airport to date!) and literally sprinting through Charles de Gaulle airport to catch our flight with no time to spare!

Luck, I guess, has been following us around, because as soon as we can back to Denmark, the temperatures hopped into the 70s, and it was pure blue skies for a WEEK STRAIGHT.  This never happens here, so we appreciated the heck out of it.  Because of that, we shook off our jet lag quickly, and Andreas took a couple more vacation days to enjoy the burst of early summer.  As an added bonus, we roamed the local flea market which is just starting up for the year, and scored a lot of great stuff!

Now we’re back to our daily routines, which is nice, but a little sad now that the big trip that I looked forward to for months is over.  On the bright side, I had an interview for an internship with a company that I’m really excited about, and they called me in for a second, so fingers crossed!

Let’s hope the luck lasts just a little bit longer!!